Media—The Ultimate Quotation Collection
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125 Page Quotation Collection on Media
This 125 page quotation collection contains the most interesting, thought-provoking, and useful quotations on Media. A unique collection presenting only pertinent and straightforward quotes that address all aspects of Media, this set of quotations includes the classic quotes as well as quotes carefully chosen from primary sources with particular attention given to quotes from women and minorities. In addition to the wisdom and guidance quotes provide, the quotations in this collection function particularly well in displays, presentations, speeches, research, students’ papers, and classroom lessons and discussions. Teachers using quotations as a lesson component directly address the Common Core Standards by facilitating critical thinking and promoting skills such as analyzing, inferencing, paraphrasing, and comparing and contrasting.
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My mom should make eye contact with me when she talks to me. I used to watch TV with my dad, but now he has his iPad, and I watch by myself.
—Child Interviewed by Linda Stone
Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.
When Sherry Turkle, the MIT clinical psychologist and author, interviewed college students, they said texting was causing friction in their face-to-face interactions. While hanging out with friends they’d be texting surreptitiously at the same time, pretending to maintain eye contact but mentally somewhere else. The new form of communication was fun, sure, but it was colliding with—and eroding—the old one.
Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
--Frank Lloyd Wright
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set I go into the other room and read a book.
What the mass media offer is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish.
--W. H. Auden
Television is not the truth. Television is a god-damned amusement park. Television is a circus, a carnival, a traveling troupe of acrobats, storytellers, dancers, singers, jugglers, sideshow freaks, lion tamers and football players. We’re in the boredom-killing business.
Television is the first truly democratic culture—the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want.
Asking someone ‘where are you’ is a recent thing. Before we had mobile phones, the only way we could talk to people is if we knew where they were.
Facebook makes me feel bad. No matter how satisfied I am with my life, career, family, social life, house, etc., as soon as I log on to Facebook and peek into other’s lives, I immediately feel that unease caused by comparison….A little kernel of doubt settles into my gut, and it feels really bad.
--Glennon Doyle Melton
Kids today don’t know how easy they have it. When I was young I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet to change the TV channel.
[On the time-sucking quagmire that is social media] It reminds me of a stinky old pub. In the corner would be this slightly disgusting old man who sits there all day, every day. If you went up and talked to him, you’d get the kind of grumpy, horrible, moldy, old meaningless crap that you read on Twitter.
On the one hand, parents want their children to swim expertly in the digital stream that they will have to navigate all their lives; on the other hand, they fear that too much digital media, too early, will sink them. Parents end up treating tablets like precision surgical instruments, gadgets that might perform miracles for their child’s IQ and help him win some nifty robotics competition—but only if they are used just so. Otherwise, their child could end up one of those sad, pale creatures who can’t make eye contact and has an avatar for a girlfriend.
It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
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